Steps I followed:
just finished a bedroom set, headboard, and two dressers, one of the dressers was posted on my blog just before this one!
1. Used 150 sandpaper to lightly sand all areas that will be painted.
Washed with T.S.P all purpose heavy duty cleaner, diluted in water, to clean the surface area. Rinsed well with water. ( Please use protective gloves for this procedure. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the box.)
2. Painted with Behr's latex mat finish, light greige color and plaster of Paris which I added to the paint, it's easier to distress the finish after. The ratio I used: two tablespoons Plaster of Paris plus two tablespoons of water (same ratio) mix well Add to one cup of paint, mix well again and again.
3. Finished Painting with the old rose as you can see in the photos on my board. Hardware was not removed so was painted over.
4. Creating a charming country finish was lots of fun, chipped away with a small paint scraper and sandpaper letting parts of the original dark oak and green paint peek through. I finished with two coats of a mat latex varnish all over including the hardware.
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